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OLVM: VM -> Initial Run -> Sysprep fields for Windows VMs (Doc ID 3011105.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2024

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 8.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [5.4.17] and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

Sysprep is a utility provided by Microsoft to generalize a Windows OS installation to remove machine-specific settings, e.g. computer security identifier (SID, Windows OS unique identifier), hostname, etc., upon OS next reboot, in order to avoid duplication in network/Active Directory.

The OLVM GUI fields found under VM -> Initial Run -> Sysprep is only available once Operating System is set to a Windows type OS, note that those fields are passed into Windows VM for sysprep of next OS boot, simply put values in those boxes will NOT trigger a sysprep inside the Windows VM, those fields are only validate for a sealed VM or template.

oVirt uses the term "sealed" to describe a VM in generalized state.

The OLVM GUI fields found under VM -> Initial Run -> Sysprep are under Technology Preview, which means at this moment no support for automation of sysprep.

 

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